News archive from 19 July 2013

Northern Illinois-Nebraska series altered

The series between Northern Illinois and Nebraska has been changed and extended. NIU will play at Nebraska four times instead of three in 2017, 2019, 2021 and 2023. With the Big Ten changing its scheduling to nine conference games starting in 2016,...

 

News Summary: Fertilizer industry grows again

THE TIME IS RIGHT: Conditions are ripe to bring fertilizer production back to the U.S., experts say, a decade or so after high domestic natural gas prices drove many manufactures away. FOR INSTANCE: Cronus Chemicals wants to build a $1.2 billion plant...

 
New rum blends Hemingway brand, ad agency's innovation

New rum blends Hemingway brand, ad agency's innovation

Waves roiled and a storm brewed on the boat ride through Biscayne National Park to Stiltsville, where, once docked at a windswept home with panoramic views, bartenders conjured up spicy cocktails, all made with Papa's Pilar Rum. It was the ideal...

 

Protesters refuse to leave Florida Capitol

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Protesters are refusing to leave the state Capitol for a third straight night. Activists upset with the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial say they will remain in the Capitol until Gov. Rick Scott meets their demand to have...

 

McCain may block Gen. Dempsey's Joint Chiefs reappointment

WASHINGTON - The debate over U.S. intervention in Syria threatened to derail the confirmation of America's top military officer Thursday when a senior Republican senator vowed to block Army Gen. Martin Dempsey's second-term appointment as chairman of...

 

Russia opposition leader Alexei Navalny gets prison for embezzlement

MOSCOW - Alexei Navalny, one of Russia's most popular and charismatic opposition leaders, was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison in a high-profile embezzlement trial that he maintained was politically motivated. Navalny was convicted in a...

 

Cubs to bring up Junior Lake from Iowa

The Cubs will get a look at one of their top prospects when Junior Lake joins the team for the second half. The 23-year-old outfielder and third baseman was hitting .295 with 14 steals at Triple-A Iowa. He'll replace Brian Bogusevic, who will be...

 

Plan Confirmed for Firm of Ponzi Schemer Rothstein

Creditors of the law firm run by admitted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein will soon be receiving recoveries on their claims following the bankruptcy judge's signature yesterday on a confirmation order approving the firm's liquidating Chapter 11 plan. In...

 

Pols to mayor: Hear from public on NYPD measures

NEW YORK -- Some New York City lawmakers are urging Mayor Michael Bloomberg to give the public a chance to talk to him before his expected veto of measures that would create new checks on the Police Department. Councilmen Brad Lander, Jumaane...

 

6 Colombians charged in killing of DEA agent

WASHINGTON -- Six Colombian nationals have been indicted by a federal grand jury for the kidnapping and murder of a Drug Enforcement Administration agent. The indictment alleges that DEA agent Terry Watson was working for the U.S. Mission in Colombia...

 

Federal land sale nets $21.4 million in bids

CARSON CITY, Nev. -- A sale of federally owned land in the Las Vegas area is signaling a positive turn for the region's beleaguered housing market and economy that collapsed amid the Great Recession. Seven parcels encompassing 109 acres were sold...

 
Roy Alan shares his showbiz life in Winter Park Playhouse cabaret

Roy Alan shares his showbiz life in Winter Park Playhouse cabaret

Roy Alan celebrates his career, including his time Broadway, in his cabaret "A Life in the Theatre," which plays at the Winter Park Playhouse next Wednesday and Thursday, July 24 and 25. It's the latest installment of the Spotlight Cabaret...

 

New 'Hangman's Daughter' novel coming next year

NEW YORK -- The author of the million-selling "The Hangman's Daughter" books has signed for a new novel in the series. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced Thursday that Oliver Potzsch's "The Castle of Kings," a romance set in the...

 

Orr summons lawyer to fight city

As the N.C. Senate voted Thursday to shift control of Charlotte Douglas Airport to an authority, Aviation Director Jerry Orr moved wasted little time protecting his turf. Orr asked attorney and former Charlotte mayor Richard Vinroot to represent the...

 

Branstad seeks presidential disaster declaration

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Gov. Terry Branstad is seeking a presidential disaster declaration for 10 Iowa counties that were hit by severe storms and flooding in June. Branstad says he signed a letter Thursday for President Barack Obama seeking the...

 

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